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Additional suspects arrested in Valentine's Day murder in Dacula

By AccessWDUN staff

Five suspects - all young women - have now been arrested in connection with the Feb. 14 assault and murder of a 20-year-old Loganville woman.

The Gwinnett County Police Department said Kennedy Collins, 17, and Jocelyn Spencer, 17, both from Loganville, and two 16-year-old girls from Snellville were arrested this week on charges related to the death of Faith Burns. Another suspect in the case, 17-year-old Damia Mitchell of Snellville, turned herself in to police on Feb. 16. 

Collins, Spencer and the two juveniles are charged with felony murder and aggravated assault. Collins and Spencer are being held without bond at the Gwinnett County Jail. 

Mitchell was charged at her time of arrest with felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a person under 18. 

According to information released earlier in the investigation, Mitchell apparently knew the victim and the two had argued prior to the shooting. Officers found Burns around 1:30 a.m. in the street on Uniwattee Trail at Mountain Ash Court in unincorporated Dacula. Burns had been shot. She was taken to a local hospital where she died from her injuries. It is unclear what involvement the other suspects had in the murder. 

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